Interesting fact: Habitat for Humanity has roots in the civil rights movement. Habitat was birthed out of an interracial, Christian community in southern Georgia named Koinonia. In the midst of segregation, Koinonia was a place where blacks and whites lived and worked together. They were paid equally. They farmed, ate, worshiped and held youth camps together. This was a radical idea at the time and consequently they were firebombed, shot at, received death threats, had their property damaged, were excommunicated from churches, and suffered under economic boycotts as the KKK rallied against them and many members of the community rejected them. Their response, "We won't be the first Christians to die for what we believe." In 1976, Millard and Linda Fuller founded Habitat for Humanity during their time at Koinonia. Since then, our ministry has helped build and repair more than 600,000 homes worldwide and has served more than 3 million people. You can watch a short video about it here:
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